Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy is set to finalise his €14million transfer to Real Madrid.

“Real Madrid will announce today the transfer of Van Nistelrooy,” Marca sports daily wrote of the man who would be Real’s first signing of the summer.

“An agreement has been reached for €14million,” Marca added, saying the Spanish side’s sporting director Pedja Mijatovic would travel to England to complete the deal.

“It will be the first transfer of the Fabio Capello era.”

Capello has returned to Real for a second time after leaving Juventus in the aftermath of the match-fixing scandal that has seen the club demoted to Serie B.

Van Nistelrooy, 30, lost his place at Old Trafford in the latter part of the season after falling out with manager Sir Alex.